Nowadays, a good number of people are seen turning to blogging. Some people have taken up blogging as a profession while some other blog just as a hobby. However, blogging is not really an easy task. All said and done, you need to be very particular while rolling out your new blog. There are a number of essential parameters that need to be taken into consideration so that you don’t end up carrying your blog in the wrong direction. However, many a times a number of new bloggers end up taking such steps that in reality need to be totally eliminated. Today, we will be throwing light on some of the areas in which bloggers commonly commit mistakes so that when you decide to come up with a new blog for yourself, you don’t end up imbibing the same mistakes in your blog.
Let us have a look at some of the commonly committed mistakes while starting a new blog:
Opt for a Personalized Domain Name
If you were to take a quick glance around you, you will come to realize that there are a number of newbie bloggers out there who generally tend to opt for free domain names with popular websites such as Blogspot or WordPress. However, the glitch here is that these blogs fail to provide these bloggers with the much sought after recognition. Individuals who settle down for this particular mode tend to get lost in the crowd. Hence, in order to avoid this not so good situation you can simply consider getting your hands on a customized domain name. If this is done, then the audience will come to know that you are extremely serious about blogging and are here to stay.
Don’t Blog for Money
There are a number of new bloggers out there who blog with the sole purpose of making some quick bucks. However, it is advisable for new bloggers to concentrate on other important areas rather than focusing their attention on money. As a new blogger, if you blog with money as the sole motive, then in that case you will neither be able to make money nor will you be able to attract and retain readers on your blog. So next time when you decide to roll out a brand new blog for yourself make it a point to not narrow down on attention on the monetary element.
Settle Down for the Best Niche
In order to become a successful newbie blogger you need to essentially zero down on a better than the best niche. Many a times new bloggers take up random topics and share content on the same. This approach fails to act in their stride and at the same times acts as an obstacle for them as far as creating an impact with their blog is concerned. So all you newbie bloggers. Are you listening? Make sure that you settle down for just the right niche.
Turn Your Back on Gaudy Blog Designs
Yet another area where newbie bloggers happen to commit a mistake is that they go ahead and zero down on any random blog design that is available totally free of cost. Many times they opt for blog designs that are largely fancy. However, these fancy blog designs tend to lack a professional touch. Moreover, this is one such area that acts as a turn-off, which is why not many readers prefer to read posts on your blog. Hence, it is vital for you to settle down for nothing, but the highly professional blog designs. If this is done, then there are high chances of more and more individuals getting attracted to your blog.
Eliminate Complex Categorizing and Tagging
One more area in which most of the new bloggers tend to take the wrong path is with respect to categories and tags. First of all, let me tell you that categories refer to nothing, but table of contents of your blog that help the visitor the understand the nature of your blog. On the other hand, tags refer to your blog’s index words that tend to make way for micro-categorization.
The obstacle here is that new bloggers fail to understand that the mere purpose of categories and tags is to simplify your blog visitor’s visit to your blog. Many a times in the process of keeping things organized, newbie bloggers forget to take into consideration this parameter, which is exactly why categories and tags come out to be of no use to them. This is exactly why you need to be very careful while choosing categories and tags. You need to plan categories well in advance, they need to possess a meaning and most importantly need to be fewer in number. On the other hand the tags that you need need to be based on the terms that are likely to be searched by your visitors. Most importantly, you need to maintain a balance in your tags.
Say No to Plagiarism
Apart from this, there are a number of new bloggers out there who desire to opt for shortcuts. Most of them are interested in making their blog live as soon as possible. Similarly, they are not much in the favor of researching and putting in hard work. All they want to do is make their blog active and interactive by posting any type of content at large on the same. The quality of the content is the last thing that they happen to pay heed to. Ctrl+V becomes their favorite keyboard combination. However, this is likely to cost them a high price in the near future. This is exactly why bidding a goodbye to plagiarism becomes a must. The only aim of all the new bloggers out there should be to generate original and quality content.
All said and done, if you are thinking about rolling out your new blog, then in that case make it a point to thoroughly read through the above article with special focus on the sub points in order to be able to avoid the universal mistakes that are otherwise committed by new bloggers at large.